from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hazel-grouse.
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The avifauna, of course, becomes poorer; nevertheless the woods of the Steppe, and still more the forests of the Ante-Steppe, give refuge to many birds, even to the hazel-hen, the woodcock and the black-grouse.
Then he made a snare from his own hair and caught a hazel-hen.
He started when Sandoz spoke, and chose a leg from amid the bits of hazel-hen now being served, the strong fumes of which filled the room with a resinous smell.